The evening bridal showcase was opened with a solo show by Nida Azwer who showcased her bridal collection ‘Rani Bagh’ at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week. The collection draws its inspiration from the royal courts and gardens of the Mughal era. The opulence of the courts is translated into fine embroideries made in zardozi, marori, wasli, gota, kamdani, mirror work and fine silk threads. Voluminous kalidars, angharkas, and peshwases have been paired with magnificent farshi ghararas, lenghas, izars, and choori daars that are complimented with richly worked dupattas and chaddars. The collection stays true to Nida Azwer’s love for birds and horses, which are finely intertwined with delicate florals and paisleys. For the showcase, Nida has collaborated with Ali Javeri jewelers who have designed the ‘Mughal Treasures’ collection of fine jewelry with shoes (traditional khussas) by Soma.
Nida Azwer in her ensembles has stuck to her signature style with ornate handiwork and skimming silhouttes. The collection pertains to a warmer colour palette sticking mostly to gold, red, rust and mustard, even the whites she has used in the collection have warm undertones. Nida Azwer’s collection features an array of female outfits but also displays a menswear line which are distinctive due to the shiny cloth used or the bright colours.